This is the lowest price I've seen of 550D kit so far in the UK, without having to use the likes of DigitalRev. While at the price, the camera is definitely an expensive investment, however, if you want a DSLR, you would be hard pushed to find something better overall - in addition the spec would neither disappoint, nor be outdated anytime soon.
An 'upper class entry DSLR', that contains most of the essential features, which the well received semi-pro 7D model has; condensed into a much lighter body, with nice added bonus of video crop mode, and the amazing 1,040k dots screen (even 7D lacks).
Dpreview review conclusion:
'All in all, the EOS 550D is the most compelling DSLR of its class that we've ever tested. It is hard to imagine how much more we might realistically expect from a product of this type, and although the improvements that Canon has made over the EOS 500D aren't revolutionary, the 550D is a better camera than its predecessor. In terms of both still and video capture, the 550D is currently the best camera of its type on the market.'
18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
ISO 100-6400, H:12800
Full HD movies
7.7cm (3.0±) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
Ext. Mic socket
The company belongs now to Comet, so should be quite reliable. Free delivery offered, also the £50 Canon cashback too, plus £19.5 quid worth of quidco potentially.
Big thanks to fat tony for finding it.http://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/48422